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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 19 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 90 CONGRESS NOT SURE Doesnt Know Just What It Thinks of AUTO STRIKERS DEFY TEAR GAS By CHARLES P STEWART A S HINGTON CPA Con gress really docs not know what it thinks of P r c s i dent R o o s e v e 1 ts plan for reor ganization o f the executive branch of the govet runent Perhaps i t would be near ly correct to speak of the plan as Louis B r o w n 1 ows Inaugural Throngs Grow Despite Rain Cold PI1NFPRFMPF Policeman Saves Queen m E rnHRT plunge Over cm UN HlbH UUUKI BEING PLANNED the in man of committee which framed it Perhaps also it would be more nearly correct to speak of the plan as contemplating a reorgan ization of the bureaucratic rather than the executive branch of the government To be sure upon the plans adoption the consolidated bureaucracy would be placed more effectively than ever before under presidential control How jver the president now the gov ernments chief executive would become its bureaucratic chief also Senate and House Move to Continue Money Power of President INNSBRUCK Austria motorcycle policemans quick ac tion was credited with saving Queen Wilhelmina of the Nether lands Tuesday from a plunge down a 650 foot Alpine precipice The heavy automobile in which 1 i j drenching rain that held the in creasing thousands of visitors in doors A prediction of more rain with sleet or snow for Wednesdays pa rade and other outdoor ceremon ies recalled that throngs have braved bad weather before to wit He would have dual functions ness inaugurations Covered stands with an enormous increase in have been provided this year for thority Executive Assistant A cabinet officer is an executive assistant to the white house Nothing but an executive A bureau is somewhat execu tive but many of them have semijudicial powers also and managerial and investigatorial The head of a bureau always has been much more broadly to congressional dictation than has the head of any cabinet de partment The Brownlow scheme contem road at Matrei south of Innsbruck One wheel of the machine slid off the driveway at a point where there was an almost sheer drop of 650 feet to the frozen river be low The automobile was traveling as slowly as possible because of the ice covered road and Policeman Heinrich Neuberger who had been QUEEN WILHELUDNA spectators following closely on his motor istations u p r e in e cycle threw his weight the slipping car until help arrived gratitude returned to Innsoruck plates the freezing of the various court wrangle took a new turn with disclosure by white house of ficiate that the chief executive is not contemplating a conference of congressmen on legislation to re define the powers of the court Senator Minto said Mon dav such a conference was near Confers With Officials Gov Frank Murphy of Michi gaii arrived to attend the inaugur i ation and confer with officials on the General Motors strike He ds The queedi after expressing her by a safer route SPANIARDS TURN DOWN PROPOSAL TEMPERATURES CLIMB SLOWLY SMALL CHANCE OF SPEED SEEN IN LEGISLATURE House Committees Not to Be Completed Before Endof Week DES MOINES work Tuesday at the close of a four day recess the fortyseventh session of the Iowa legislature appeared far removed from the actual start of legislative deliber ation Delay in swinging into the mul titude of work at hand or in the process of preparation hinged seemingly upon the pending com pletion of standing committees in both the house and senate The upper chamber however had nearly completed its selec tions but appa entry would defer announcement of the assign ments until the expected return Wednesday of Senator George M Hopkins R of Guthrie Center chairman of the committee on committees who has been ill at his hotel Delay Seen in House bureaucracies into the various cabinet five de partments which the government started with the five additional ones which have been added since then and the two extra ones which the Brownlow pro gram seeks to have created Pretty Independent An executive setup all of oretty independent of congress Briefly each departmental sub division of it would resemble that of the pcstoffice department It must be admitted that Uncle Sams mail service has been pass able in comparison with a few nf the others Still no one can have failed to notice how sriev nusly that has degenerated under he auspices of the two last posti c masters general Walter F Brown and James A Farley So it does not follow that strict bureaucracy is remedial of all evils For the postcffice department has been the strictest of them A SuperSenate Besides there is the problem plus two new cabinet members of the six assistant presidents recom mended by the Brownlow report They are not to be vice presi dents elected by the people They are to be assistant presi chosen Certainly they cannot be much less potent than cabinet members Ten cabinet members now Two to be added Also six assistant presidents Eighteen A little bjt of ihe upper consrcs smnal chamber cry And I dont mean that all the outcry come from Little economy is promised from this rearrangement either Brownlow does promise greater efficiency but no appreciable re duction in federal expenditures Byrd Plans Savings Senator Harry F Byrd chair man of a rival senatorial reorgan ization plan guarantees to insure i cussed the labor situation Secretary Perkins and John L Lewis chief of the committee for industrial organization The senate committee investi gating campaign expenditures said it was considering legislation to halt political contributions by la I bor unions Such contributions ran into hundreds of thousands of i dollars before the last election Although the crowds were gayer 1 than at the dramatic inauguration during the 1933 banking crisis much of the traditional pageantry was missing at this first January induction in history Request for Simplicity Socialists Fascists Reject Cold Weather to Move in i L f i r Arms Shipment Control for Both Sides Again After but Brief Respite in Iowa Temperatures climbed slowly Tuesday from the subzero levels recorded over most of North Iowa and the weatherman forecast slightly warmer weather along with snow Mason City recorded a 12 below minimum in the night Temperatures rose to 20 de grees or higher in south Iowa Tuesday and the weatherman said that the decline Tuesday night would not carry below 5 degrees above zero in northeast Iowa 10 above in the northwest section and 15 above in south Iowa The rise Wednesday he said met a I probably would carry the mer MM rt i in rti in m lhf BULLETIN LONDON Sec retary Anthony Eden told the house of commonsTuesday nigrht the danger of a continental war out of the Spanish conflict had been definitely di minished LONDON social ist and insurgent governments re jected Tuesday tne noninterven aon committees proposal to con trol munitions shipments to both One reason was the presidents I sides in the Spanish civil war request for simplicity and the dei The action by the Burgos and British circles cury to 25 south section This kept manv picturesque i where it was stated margin clubsand their bands Everything is now up to Italy noon colder weather would begin home Iand Germany depending on Then too it is a second inauguj whether they shut off the ration without the curiosity over j flow of a new president Mr Roosevelt made few engage Fascist Generalissimo Francisco Francos rejection was flat ac companied by complaints that thousands of volunteers were crossing the French frontier to mens Tuesday in order to com plete his inaugural address which aides said would be within words A dinner Tuesday night I fight for the socialist government his family and some inaugu The Valencia reply imposing numerous conditions to the sug gested plan also complained of enlistment of foreigners in the in surgent legions General Franco not only refused to accept the specific suggestion but also sidestepped the question of whether he would accept the ral officials was to be his only ad vance celebration Will Take Stock An impression was abroad that his speech would be one of stock taking and consecration afresh to democratic ideals It may dwell the moving into northwest Iowa By way of solace the weather man cited some early Tuesday temperatures to the north and west of Iowa At Bemidji it was 42 degrees below the cold est spot on the weather map Prince Albert reported 30 below Williston N 26 be low opinion of some who have talked I principle nf international control with the need for re storing international trade and en forcing neutrality to mitigate war dangers At ihe capitol where inaugura tion eve heretofore has found a lame duck congress in noisy death throes tne senate and house prepared quietly to give Mr Roosevelt authority to continue his monetary policies The ceremonies will begin with justices of the supreme court and members of congress filing to their to isolate the civil war scheme isnt available yet It will be shortly Meantime congress is sasping for breath Chairman Harry B Mitchell of the civil service commission one of the bureaus which will be wished out of existence if the Roosevelt Brownlow plan is adopted confesses Things have been moving too fast we cant keep track of Pope Has Bad Day and Reported to Be VATICAN CITY Pius suffering from Senator Norris will be honored guest as the author of the lame duck amendment which advanced the inauguration from March 4 Garner to Take Oath Senator Robinson the demo cratic leader will administer the osth to Vice President Garner there breaking the tradition un der which the vice president al wyys has been sworn in the sen ate chamber Chief Justice Hushes will rise from his chair at the presidents right face him and administer the oath as he did in 1933 Mr Roose velts address will follow i 117 J The president and vice presi rV Weakened dent their families democratic J leaders and wives of the gover nors will so to the white house for Tram Ride Wedding Day HUMBOLDT Peder sen of Humboldt waited for his twentyeighth birthday which also was his wedding day to make his first trip on a passenger train Pedersen and his bride the former Gladys de Smidt of Humboldt boarded a train Monday to spend their honeymoon in West Liberty Pope recurring a buffet luncheon The governors No Extra Pay for New Year Day Work DES MOINES Scott county sheriff and deputies can not draw an extra days pay for serving New Years day Assistant Attorney General N S Genung ruled His opinion given at the request of Scott County Attorney Leon A Grapes stated that the sheriffs term of office began the second secular day of January 1935 and ended at Midnight Jan 1 pain in his swollen legs was re will remain behind to ride m tne ported considerably weakened parade and then will have tea at Tuesday night after a bad the mansion Interest in the governments power policy was twofold First Chairman A E Morgan who has been at odds with Director David Lilienthal over TVA policy called on Senator Norris sponsor of the TVA law Norris said he disagreed with certain as Official bulletins from the Vat ican however said the pope was neither better nor Father Agostino Gemelli rec tor of the Catholic university at Milan was received by the pontiff to discuss matters connected with the new pontifical academy of science The damp raw weather of the past several days has increased the holy fathers pain his physi cians reoorted Secretary Ickes as chairman to recommend a national power pol icy It is necessary he said be cause the Bonneville project in Oregon will be producing power in quantity this year An agreement by the works progress administration to boost relief states quotas caused in northwestern congressmen from pccts of Morgans proposal of a priation truce with private utilities Ickcs Heads Group Second the president late Mon day appointed a committee with that region to soft pedal their de mands for a higher relief appro Some said they were satisfied destitute families who have gone to the northwest from drought afflicted states would be cared for LOOK INSIDE FOR FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW Man Held for Threats to Child Movie Stars ON PAGE 2 300 Businessmen at KGLO Opening Dinner ON PAGE 11 Iowa Bureau to Open Convention Wednesday ON PAGE 8 Cleaners Bakers to Play Feature Tussle 5N PAGE 9 In the house Representative La Mar Foster D of West Branch announced ments of 53 standing house com mittees would not be completed before the end of the week and probably would not be announced before a week from Tuesday Thus the current week he in dicated will be spent largely in ironing out all preliminary mat 2 Oil Firms Must Repay Tax Refunds DES MOINES Iowa supreme court ruled Tuesday that the Standard Oil company of In diana and the Phillips Petroleum company must pay back to the state treasury a total of i for gasoline tax refunds the state claimed were illegally al The high courts decree one of 13 opinions handed down Tues day fixed judgment against the Standard Oil company at and against the Phillips Petroleum company at Polk County District Judge Al len A Herrick had granted a judgment against the Standard Oil company and a judgement against the Phil lips company The supreme court reduced the amount imposing in terest payments only from the date of the lower court decree rather than from the date the re funds were made Placed in Escrow Since the state first brought suit the Phillips company has asked in refunds which the state placed in escrow to await determination of the question by the supreme court The state claimed the companies deducted from the invoice of their gasoline importations into Iowa the three per cent allowed by law for evaporation and loss paying gasoline taxes on the reduced j Burns the Wind HOWARD HUGHES SMASHES LAND SPEED RECORD gasoline taxes on tne reduced p amount Then the state contendj Hughes UOSSeS Lontment ed the companies claimed and ob tained a refund of on the difference between the invoice of importations and the actual number of gallons unloaded The refunds covered a period of ters including the completion of j several years up to June 1933 all election contests Three of the 1 Most of the refunds were granted nine hearings had been com pleted and reports wore ready for submission to the house sometime Wednesday In each instances the election of representatives in Van Buren Clarke and Polk counties two democrat tne other a republican were sustained in the committee reports Speaker Foster said he would insist that the remaining con tests be decided this week unless it is impossible to do so Woods Election Sustained The latest committee to report was that from Clarke county in which J R Campbell R con tested the election of Representa tive Lloyd Woods both of Osceola In sustaining the election by former State Treasurer R E Johnson and a few by the present treasurer Leo J Wegman Weg man started the suits to recover the amounts refunded Deduct Amount Allowed Having deducted the amount allowed by law for evaporation and loss the state contended the companies could not thereafter deduct the actual evaporation and loss especially when the ac tual evaporation and loss was less j than the statutory three per The companies claimed how ever that the legislature intended the three per cent deduction to j cover losses in handling of gasoi in Seven Hours and 31 Minutes NEWARK N the wind at an estimated average speed of 332 miles an hour How ard Hughes the flying movie pro ducer Tuesday drove his high CLOSE DETROIT PLANT DESPITE POLICE ATTACK Governor Murphy Talks to Union Leader Lewis in Washington WASHINGTON Frank Murphy of Michigan con ferred with John L Lewis in Sec retary Perkins office Tuesday in an effort to work out a solution of the General Motors strike With Miss Perkins Murphy and Lewis head of the committee for industrial organization was James F Dewey veteran labor depart ment conciliator None would comment before the conference started Miss Perkins said last night the next step would be to try to find a way to resume negotiations be tween the striking United Auto mobile Workers and General Mo tors officials The auto workers are affiliated with Lewis committee Lewis has been directing strike strategy from Washington MEN IN PICKET LINE AS PLANT CLOSES DETROIT United Au tomobile Workers of America picket line estimated by a union official to number men with stood a police tear gas attack Tuesday and closed the Briggs Manufacturing companys Mel drum avenue plant A company official said at 8 a that the plant is not oper The picket line then had dwindled to about 100 men Police Inspector Louis L Berg was temporarily overcome gas bomb exploded at his feet as he attempted to rescue William Myers plant manager from a group of pickets Neither he nor Myers required hospital treatment i Makes Auto Bodies speed monoplane across the corru The Briggs plant produces au in 7 hours 31 minutes for a tomobile bodies for the Lincoln transcontinental speed mark i Motor Car and the Dodge di vision of the Chrysler corporation Company officials said that ap proximately 100 of the em of Woods the contest board re duced the margin between them to three votes The other settled contests those in Polk and Van Buren counties were decided in favor of Repre sentative J K ONeill D of Keosauqua whose seat was con tested by Representative L I Peel R of Keosauqua and in favor of Representative E R Brown R Des Moines whose opponent Mrs George Harnagel D of Des Moines dropped her contest action A fourth contest involving the Iilt a P Hughes took off from Union air terminal Los Angeles at a m a m central standard time Tuesday and roared down across Newark municipal ailport mile away at a m C making his official time 7 hours 29 minutes 27 sec onds The record breaks bis old mark of 9 hour 25 minute JO seconds he set last Jan 14 In Exhubcrant Outburst He roared away into the mists ploye had been on strike since state They also argued that a refund in a few minutes and circled the w d apparently Independence Youth Dies From Injuries of Coasting Mishap INDEPENDENCE lin Spangler 17 year old son of on Mr and Mrs S T Spangler died 1 m Monday in a local 1 in an outburst of exhuberance at setting the new mark He set his fast ship down to earth at p m C S Hughes was smiling broadly as he climbed from the open cockpit to receive congratulations of field attaches I flew at feet most of the Hughes said with my highest speed 370 miles an hour j aboul 2QO of the 230 gal m last week although the plant con tinued to operate until Tuesday Homer Martin U A W A president charging police launch ed a gas attack without any justi telegraphed Gov Frank Murphy of Michigan who is all Washington urging such action as you may deem necessary to pre vent further disorder of this Several persons in addition to Myers and Inspector Berg were affected by the tear gas and Wil liam Mackey a picket was in jured when a fragment from a tear gas bomb struck him in the eye but no casualties Jad been admitted to receiving hospital A physician treated the injured in an emergency first aid station set up in a beer garden across the street from the plants main gate pital an hour and a half follow seat of Representative R G Moore D of Dunlap had been started but the actual canvass of votes was delayed while the board members decided what to do about throwing the sled against a ing a coasting accident He was strajn Hughes however climbed riding on a toboggan drawn j the tiny cockoit without as sistance and shook hands with Pickets in Line Police said there were uu Pickets in line when the first verv bit clash occurred as men of the 7 oclock shift reported for work at the plant Richard Frankensteen organi Wcaricd by Strain Visibly wearied by the long car when the car skidded on the ballot envelopes and seals of which were purportedly broken when they reached the commit tee Kraschel Urges Roads Gov Nelson G Kraschel said he planned to confer with Foster and senate leaders on his suggestions for farmtomarket construc tion financing I hope a bill for financing farmtomarkct roads reaches the legislature as Kraschel said soon as In his inaugural address he pro posed additional truck taxes to provide funds secondary road construction As the assembly convened Sen ator E I Mason D of Brooklyn announced he will introduce a Dill to wipe out state aid for Farm Bureau organizations Get Tax Money Right Mason said Farm Bureau organizations in Iova are getting about a year from tax money Tftey are using that money to build up a great propa ganda and lobbying agency and I cant see that its doing the farm ers much good Another thing other farm or ganizations such as the Farmers Union arent getting any help from the taxpayers I cant see tbt is fair to give state aid to one group and not to Mason said he has talked with a number of senators and repre sentatives and believes we can pass the bill m both He also stated he will introduce a measure to lax pipe lines and later in the session one to impose tree Spangler suffered spinal in juries and concussion of the brain a gross receipts tax on all retail businesses in vVhat the gross receipts tax bill would Mason said would be in effect to place a heavier tax on chain organizations iind a light one on independent merchants It would be graduated upwards and would accomplish essentially the same end that the gross receipts tax provision in the chain store tax would have if the supreme court hadnt declared it unconsti Unemployment Insurance Among tht first measures ex pected to come before tne assem bly were suggestions for changing the state unemployment insurance measure passed at the special ses sion in December During the spe cial session republican senators agreed to support the bill if it were taken up for possible amend ment early in the regular session The homestead tax relief bill was headed for early consideration by a senate committee Backed by four democrats and four republi cans the bill would use sales and income tax leceipts to replace the property tax on homes occupied by their owners The bill applies both to city ard rural property Other measures apparently headed for early consideration were suggested extension of the state farm mortgage moratorium and a number of proposals pre pared by senators and representa tives to legalize some acts of their home town city councils and boards of supervisors friends who rushed out to greet him He said he had picked up a good tailwind from Kansas City on to Newark and added that the weather up in the sub strato sphere had not botheredhim The officials who checked Hughes in on his record nonstop flight said his time broke all land plane distance speed records own plants before started The The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snoiv probable Tues day night and Wednesday rising temperatures Tuesday night and in east portion Wednesday cold er in extreme northwest portion Wednesday afternoon MINNESOTA Snow probable Tuesday night and Wednesday rising temperature Tuesday nieht and in cast Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night At 8 A Tuesday 6 Above 12 Below 10 Below zational director for the United Automobile Workers who directed the demonstration said however that only pickets were in volved He said between and men moved from a union mass meeting to the plant at 5 a but that most of the men left to go to work in their the trouble largest mass line ever seen in a Detroit formed a huge circular human j wall in front of the employes gate moving at a brisk trot in 20 degree weather Addresses Meeting Frankensteen who had ad dressed f the mass meeting in Dodge union hall preceding the demonstration ran up and down the line exorting the men to move faster From a soundtruck came encouragement lor the pickets As several hundred Briggs workmen arrived shortly before 7 a a police detail of 100 men including mounted patrolmen or dered the picket to open a path for the workmen Police Lieut Frank Neitzel said Frankensteen retorted If you dont want to see another Flint riot youd not try to breaK up the His reference was to a riot of strikeroccupied Fisher plant No 2 in Flint a week aga which injured 27 men and brought out two national guard regiments In Mason City Monday night the temperature fell 6 degrees short of the minimum of 18 below the Crystal of town Sugar recorded at plant north dawned clear and the forecasters promise of warmer weather ahead appeared to be on the way to real ization The principal clash occurred when Inspector Berg attempted to rescue Mvers Several I were thrown alonj the picket line The bombs apparently of a new type exploded with a and 4 loud noise scattering thepickets The line was broken but a   

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